Kielbasa Frittata

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My love of frittata comes from my dad. He often cut recipes out of the weeklynewspaper when I was a child. The frittata recipe I grew to know and love came from our local paper and is likely stored away in some forgotten cookbook. It’s a recipe I committed to memory and have adapted and changed over time. It starts with the same basic ingredients: Kielbasa sausage, potatoes, and eggs. The key is high quality, flavorful Kielbasa, which makes Firsthand Foods garlicky, smoky Kielbasa sausage the perfect one for this recipe.

Let’s face it; eggs and potatoes can be quite bland. They need to be combined with other ingredients that will complement them and bring them up a notch. I like to play around with different greens and cheeses added to this recipe. Sautéed kale, spinach, or Swiss chard is a nice addition. Try goat cheese, feta, or Parmesan if you want. This is a recipe that begs to be adapted and changed with the seasons and for individual palates. I love to serve this when having friends over for brunch or when I want an easy weekday dinner. Either way, it’s a crowd pleaser!


• 8 eggs
• 2 Tbs. water
• 1 ½ cup cooked potatoes, diced
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1/3 cup onion, thinly sliced
• 1 lb. Firsthand Foods Smoky Polish Sausage, sliced
• 1 Tbs. parsley, chopped
• 1 tsp. dried thyme
• 2 Tbs. Olive oil
• Salt/Pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 350° F
2. In a 10-12” skillet (preferably non-stick with oven-proof handle) over medium heat, sauté sausage and onion in the olive oil for 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute.
3. While sausage and onion is cooking, whisk the eggs, water, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Set aside
4. Add the potatoes to the skillet and continue to sauté for about 2 more minutes
5. Spread mixture evenly in the skillet, and pour egg mixture over it. Turn heat to medium-low and cook for 2-3 minutes or until egg starts to set on the sides of the pan.
6. Place pan on center rack of the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes or until egg is set.
7. Turn on broiler to lightly brown the top.
8. Frittata is done when the egg is set. There should be no liquid when it is sliced.